The New Haven Free Public Library will have a delayed opening at noon on Thursday, April 25, 2024 for staff development.

Unveiling Our Favorite Fictional Library Heroes: Celebrating National Library Week 2024!

by the NHFPL Communications and Marketing Team | Originally published April 7, 2024 It’s National Library Week 2024 and we’re celebrating by recognizing some of our staff’s favorite fictional library workers! We held an informal staff poll asking the question “Who is your favorite library worker from literature, stage, and screen?,” and the responses were … Continued


Celebrate Autism and Neurodiversity with the New Haven Free Public Library

Libraries play an important role in promoting inclusivity and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Neurodiversity is no exception. The term “neurodiversity” is used to describe the differences in human brains and behavior. Neurodivergence includes a variety of different conditions including but not limited to ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Since April is Autism Acceptance Month, let’s take a moment to highlight some of our programs and services that benefit the neurodivergent community in New Haven.


April is National Poetry Month!

by Amanda Breeden, Adult Services Librarian at the Ives Main Library | Originally published April 1, 2024 April is National Poetry Month! National Poetry Month aims to increase people’s immersion in and appreciation for poetry. Stop by the Ives Branch this National Poetry Month to begin or continue your love and appreciation for poetry!  Not … Continued





An Artistic Celebration for Women’s History Month 2024  

The New Haven Free Library presents a special exhibit of technical pen and ink illustrations, in celebration of Women’s History Month 2024 drawn by Connecticut Artist, Graphic Designer and 3D Computer Model Maker L. Llewellyn James.  The exhibit is titled: We have nothing but fury, for anyone leaving Women in any way scorned: a pen … Continued




Check Out Guyanese Authors at the Ives Branch!

To kick off Black History Month, the New Haven Free Public Library has partnered up with the Ely Center of Contemporary Art to create a Guyanese author display to coincide with the Ely Center’s Stanwyck Cromwell exhibit opening this month!  Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a small Caribbean country located in the … Continued